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    KANE: Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection

KANE: Why Louisiana Needs Paycheck Protection

Under current law, government union dues can be collected via automatic payroll deduction from state, parish and city employees. The government deducts the dues from the employee’s paycheck and then

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    KANE: EPA Regulations To Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices By 22 Percent

KANE: EPA Regulations To Increase Louisiana Electricity Prices By 22 Percent

New EPA rules will cost state economy $968 million and eliminate 16,260 jobs by 2030 Today the Pelican Institute for Public Policy is releasing a new study by economists at

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    KANE: The Free Market Is Key To Reducing Louisiana’s Coastal Vulnerability

KANE: The Free Market Is Key To Reducing Louisiana’s Coastal Vulnerability

Louisiana’s unique coastal vulnerabilities will require the state to pursue sensible free-market reforms to its insurance markets and built environment to avoid catastrophic costs in the decades ahead, according to

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    KANE: Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

KANE: Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

Last week the Times-Picayune reported that the American Federation of Teachers had spent nearly $450,000 on Tuesday’s Jefferson Parish School Board elections. This funding is being used to support five

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    KANE: Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

KANE: Louisiana’s Declining Labor Force Participation Rate

While unemployment rates are important, they do not tell the whole story about the state of the economy in Louisiana and across the nation. Today the Pelican Institute for Public

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    After The Cleanup: Maximizing The RESTORE Act Windfall And Preserving Louisiana’s Coast

After The Cleanup: Maximizing The RESTORE Act Windfall And Preserving Louisiana’s Coast

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, BP is ending active cleanup of the Louisiana coast. Louisiana and the other Gulf Coast states will soon begin receiving funds through

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KANE: How Louisiana Can Get Smart On Crime

  KANE: How Louisiana Can Get Smart On Crime

Conservatives in other states have blazed a trail that we can follow Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of incarceration.

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KANE: Report Says Natural Gas Could Help The Environment

  KANE: Report Says Natural Gas Could Help The Environment

A new report, released Tuesday by The Pelican Institute, provides insight into how Louisiana’s growing natural gas industry may help

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KANE: Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: On Reforming LA Sentencing Laws

  KANE: Smart on Sentencing, Smart on Crime: On Reforming LA Sentencing Laws

New study explains how to safely reduce Louisiana’s nonviolent prison population, implement fairer sentencing and reduce corrections spending Louisiana has

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KANE: How Does Trapping Kids In Lousy Schools Advance Civil Rights?

  KANE: How Does Trapping Kids In Lousy Schools Advance Civil Rights?

The United States Justice Department is suing to block Louisiana’s voucher program in districts under desegregation orders. The Justice Department

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The Pelican Institute’s Response To Dick Durbin

  The Pelican Institute’s Response To Dick Durbin

Why is a United States Senator using a state-level policy issue to harass and intimidate think tanks and their supporters? 

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KANE: School Choice Doesn’t Build Walls, It Opens Doors

  KANE: School Choice Doesn’t Build Walls, It Opens Doors

Common sense should prevail over a failed ideology Robert Mann’s recent critique of Louisiana’s education reforms begins with the astonishingly inapt metaphor

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KANE: The Case For Reform, Jefferson Parish Edition

  KANE: The Case For Reform, Jefferson Parish Edition

Education leaders implemented bold changes and the results are impressive   Introduction The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is

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KANE: Why Course Choice Matters

  KANE: Why Course Choice Matters

Louisiana’s education establishment may not like the competition, but students will enjoy more options than ever before Introduction Due to

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KANE: Medicaid Expansion Is Even Worse Than You Thought

  KANE: Medicaid Expansion Is Even Worse Than You Thought

New data highlights reasons for Louisiana lawmakers to say “no thanks” to feds Although Louisiana’s House of Representatives rejected a

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KANE: Register Today For The ‘Whither Republicans?’ Luncheon

  KANE: Register Today For The ‘Whither Republicans?’ Luncheon

There has been much spirited debate over the future of the Republican party since the November elections. Disappointing electoral results

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KANE: Bob Mann Baselessly Accuses Medicaid Expansion Opponents Of Racism

  KANE: Bob Mann Baselessly Accuses Medicaid Expansion Opponents Of Racism

Yesterday the Health and Welfare Committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives considered whether Louisiana should participate in the Medicaid

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KANE: The Trouble With Medicaid

  KANE: The Trouble With Medicaid

Building on the failures of the welfare state will do more harm than good in Louisiana A key feature of

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KANE: Lessons For Legislators From Margaret Thatcher

  KANE: Lessons For Legislators From Margaret Thatcher

Principles from the “Iron Lady” apply to Louisiana education reform The recent death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher invites

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